Entry into Farming: The Effects of Leasing and Leverage on Firm Survival Academic Article uri icon


  • A whole-farm simulation model was used to analyze the effects of machinery leasing and debt financing on the survival of new entrants into agriculture. Investing beginning capital in debt-financed cropland and leasing machinery increases the chances of survival more than the usual method of entry, namely, leasing cropland and debt-financing machinery.-from Authors

author list (cited authors)

  • Richardson, J. W., Lemieux, C. M., & Nixon, C. J.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Richardson, James W||Lemieux, Catharine M||Nixon, Clair J

publication date

  • December 1983